The Fires of Faith | University of Oxford

The Fires of Faith

Speaker
Dr Neil MacGregor
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:30
Venue
Examination Schools
High Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX14AS
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture with Dr Neil MacGregor, Former Director of the British Museum and currently Chair of the Steering Committee for Humboldt Forum, Berlin.

Neil MacGregor explores the stories and representations of faith in material culture. Fire in particularly has been a powerful symbol for religious ideas. Exploring those representations, the talk will take the audience on a journey across times and religions, from the burning bush of the Exodus story to the flames representing the Spirit at Pentecost.

This event is organised by the Faculty of Theology and Religion.